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Iran sets up fund for nuclear fusion

25 July 2010

Iran's atomic chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, has said the country has set up an $8m fund to conduct "serious" research in the area of nuclear fusion, AFP has reported. "Fusion research has been launched seriously today," the ISNA news agency quoted Salehi as saying. Fifty people have been hired for the work, which Iran began nearly three decades ago but was initially "not very serious" about pursuing, he said.

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